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☀️Summer☀️Fayre☀️photos now added, see below!

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674

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Message from South Norfolk Council – We are currently seeing high levels of fly tipping and littering in South Norfolk. Both of these have a negative impact on the environment and human health. We often find that fly tipping has occurred because residents have given their waste to unregistered waste carriers who have in turn fly tipped the waste. We hope to protect residents from this form of activity. Your help with this matter will be gratefully received. Click here for info, and if you wish to discuss this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Community Protection team on 01508 533723.

Following the success of The Big Breakfast and all the other assistance provided by the village, Laura and Raz Woolacott would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make their visitors from Belarus welcome and for the donations to Chernobyl Children’s Helpline.  

Info for all users of Shotesham Common. The Common hasn’t look so good, with new bridges, defined paths and dry areas for walking end to end, not to mention owls, herons and (I’m told) kingfishers, and lots of wild flowers. The cows are out, and very friendly,  a lovely walk in the sun but watch out for ‘country pancakes’!   

Anglian Water are running a campaign to find and register properties that have a private pumping station with the aim of taking over the maintenance and running costs. If you have one of these, please click here for more info and how to register.

☀️Shotesham☀️Summer☀️Fayre☀️ – Saturday July 8th. This year’s Fayre was designed with families in mind and, with the dog show, kids (and adult) races, and many other events, everyone was entertained well into the evening. And finally, the water slide was amazing with kids of all ages taking part😛. Click here to see all the fun of the Fayre! 

Sunny evening walk in Southwold with Fish & Chips, and a pint at The Red Lion before heading home.Next walk is Sunday 30th July, see diary for details. 

Our Conservation Group is back in action over the summer with some hardy souls braving the weather to collect wild flower seeds on 17th May for drying and replanting in various areas. Other programmed events for the group will be:

Church Hill rake up on Sat 29th July from 9.30am; St Mary’s & St Martin’s Churchyards on Sat 19th Aug from 9.30m; and 3 Ponds Meadow, cutting and raking on Sats 16th and 23rd Sept from 9.30am. Refreshments and tools will be provided, please wear suitable footwear and gloves. Many hands always make the work lighter, so please help out where you can.  For further information contact Bernie Fenn 558407 or floracot@btinternet.com. Look out for further dates in the autumn for sessions at Stubbs Green and the Village Pond. 

Other events being planned/considered are, a Children’s Nature Walk, an impromptu picnic (weather dependant), a wine tasting evening and a possible day at the races. If you fancy a flutter with a horse or dog racing trip to Yarmouth please contact me – resotan@aol.com – so we can gauge interest. Cost, including transport, around £35 per head. 

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

News from Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, click link http://mailchi.mp/norfolkpcc/your-monthly-roundup-x3exqyd01y?e=a405ee187e 

Silhouette 30/04/17; click on photo for more. 

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